Resources I followed

I followed several howtos and questions on askubuntu:

And it does not fix my issue.


  • This is a Kimsufi server from OVH, quad core with 2 Gb of memory
  • I just installed the basic Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server
  • I then installed apache2, php-fpm, mysql, two custom cron scripts for backup
  • I use it for a multisite Wordpress, where I manage my blog and blogs of family and friends, plus a few customers


Php-fpm cannot send email, even after following official community documention on Ubuntu wiki, and other tips and tricks I find.

For PHP, it seems that the email is sent, but the test mail never come in my inbox...

What do I miss ? Is there a very simple solution ?

By the way, when this will be fixed, I would be happy to write a full howto about that.



  • Please provide mail-related logs (/var/log/mail.*). – John WH Smith Dec 30 '13 at 15:46
  • done, via pastebin. the log are after installing php-mail and restarting php-fpm and apache2. – ttoine Jan 4 '14 at 17:50
  • Can you add the output of cat /etc/postfix/master.cf and cat /etc/postfix/main.cf. – Anders F. U. Kiær Jan 6 '14 at 7:35
  • At the moment, I am looking at other way than Postfix ! – ttoine Jan 6 '14 at 17:32

As I was unable to make Postfix working, I finally used Exim4.

At the beginning, test emails with php worked out of the box, except for emails sent by Wordpress. Exim4 gave this message : Unrouteable address.

The solution

I made a mistake in the configuration. Instead of giving the name of the machine (ns3098501.ip-94-23-10.eu) I gave "libre-factory.com", which is the name I use for the Wordpress network.

Once I did a new configuration with the good name, it worked.

Please notice that the path to sendmail is set to default "/usr/sbin/sendmail -t -i" and that it works well.

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